I have been doing Reiki since 2005, and tried different marketing method
to get the word out.
For me, the best ways to spread the word is
"Word of mouth"
People experience my Reiki session, and those people tell their friends, and those friends tell their friends how good they felt with Reiki session.
Oh, please don't get me wrong. I am not doing Reiki just to make money, but this
is my full time work as well, and marketing is an ongoing task.
News paper ad, magazine ad are too impersonal for me, and also I am not
a good writer. Net working, trade shows and markets are my way of marketing.
It cost a lot, but at least I can meet people, and it is possible to let those people
to experience my mini Reiki session right at the moment.
So, we were are the trade show last weekend.
West Coast Women's Show
--- The West Canada's largest trade show,
brings over 25,000 shoppers to the show.
Many different style of booth and products. Candles, soaps, supplements, jewels,
purse, cosmetics, travel, hotel, insurance, to name a few. and our booth was
Jan, Maureen, Sue and myself had a 5" x 10" booth with two massage chair settings.
3 of us are at the booth, one is taking a reservation, two are doing mini Reiki sessions.
It's quite amazing to see the small 5" x 10" space (1.5 m x 3m)
can make such an inviting Reiki room :) --- by the way this photo is from last year.
|Nice inviting feeling|
Even we are giving Reiki, we pay attention to those people
who are walking by. Reiki still works without focusing on the receiver !
|Jan keeps her smile :)|
The receiver can hide by putting their face in the head rest,
and have a head set for a relaxing music to block the outside noise.
For me, I just close my eyes and I can make my own space :)
|Maureen is sitting on the stool, Mari is standing. |
Depends on what part of the body
we are placing our hands on.
Yes, 3 full days make us tired as well. In that case, we do Reiki each other !
|Jan gives Reiki for Maureen.|
This yeas, 2014, we have few new items in our booth !
T-shirts, and the dragonfly red cloth !
|1st day, Jan, Maureen and Mari are here again !|
|2nd day morning with Sue and Maureen.|
|Sue is giving Reiki session.|
heard of Reiki, or do not know what is Reiki !
We have to make sure they are understanding that Reiki isn't a massage.
It's a energy healing technique, our hands doesn't manipulate, the energy does !
Some people sit down on the chair and few minutes later,
they pick up their heads and say,
"When are you going to start ?"
(she is expecting our hands to move...)
Then we say,
" . . . it's already started. Reiki isn't a massage,
so my hands won't be moving, OK ? " (with smile)
They look so disappointed if they were expecting a massage, especially
with the ladies who came to the Show for the shopping, and they are tired
of walking around with a heavy bag full of samples, and special brooms,
and a magical door mat.
But, really, Reiki is as good as massage, if not, better...
Here are 4 of us working together to spread the word.
Reiki as a home remedy, anyone can learn.
Reiki as part of your health care...
|from left : Mari, Jan, Sue and Maureen|
We all teach Jikiden Reiki and also have home studio to offer Reiki sessions !
If you are looking for a teacher or practitioner in your area,
Mari Okazaki : Chilliwack/Vancouver
Jan Morrison : Chilliwack/Rosedale
Sue Tedaka : Langley/Surrey
Maureen Cardoso : Abbotsford/Mission